Double Skull Doppelbock Lager | Epic Brewing Company

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Double Skull Doppelbock LagerDouble Skull Doppelbock Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally brewed as liquid bread by fasting monks this Doppelbock is rich and filling. Crisp and delicious for the winter months.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 12-31-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
169
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
10.9%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
24
For Trade:
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Ratings: 169 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of stephens101
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a tall, tan and bubbly froth. Color is dark brown. What a looker it is too.

Smells of plum, sugar and chocolate cake. Smells damn fine.

Dark chocolate, burnt sugar, ripened grape and current on the tongue. Tastes sweet and robust.

Goes down medium and fairly smooth with a slim alcohol heat.

Epic has been treating me pretty good as of late.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Falls a bit short for me. Flat and somewhat boozy.

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Photo of benloho
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LAp
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This style is done so infrequently in modern craft brewing culture that it's a hard one to nail down. Nonetheless, this was a reasonable attempt (if a touch more saccharine than I'd like).

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Photo of socon67
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tallenreiter
4.55/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Overall great beer. Not the best bock, certainly not the worst. Have it on tap at my bar now and have been steady drinking it for 2 weeks.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjdevel
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Poured hard out of a 22oz bottle and only got a 1 finger head. The head receded rapidly. Only some lacing continued on. Medium brown and quite cloudy.

Smell: Caramel and some plum notes.

Taste: Some tartness right at first - no real noticeable bitterness. It is very sweet and caramelly. Tobacco, prune, dates, molasses dominate the palate. It is a little light in flavor for Doppelbocks.

Feel: Medium, but lower end. Feels pretty flat throughout.

Overall: Pretty good Doppelbock. Seemed to have all of the right flavors in there, but not as powerful as really good Doppels like Celebrator. Needs more carbonation and just more of the same flavor (or just less water).

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Photo of Beervana
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, release #42, @ 7.8% ABV. Bocks in autumn, is this the brewer's or the import agent's fault? Probably just mine for caring.

This beer pours a clear, medium bronzed amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and sort of bubbly beige head, which leaves a bit of layered melting cirrus cloud lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of gently roasted and biscuity caramel malt, a further bready graininess, muddled overripe pome fruit, some free-range ashiness, pithy nuts, ethereal hints of dark chocolate, and very tame earthy, weedy, and floral hop bitters. The taste is bready and biscuity caramel malt, toasted wheat bread, bruised apples and pears, brown sugar, wet ash, an oily nuttiness, some growing cocoa essences, a hint of day-old coffee, and more understated leafy, weedy, and somewhat herbal noble hoppiness.

The bubbles are fairly weak in their plain as the day is long frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, with just a touch of ashen clamminess marring the otherwise ascendant creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the roasted mixed malt lingering well on into the night.

Overall, this is a well-made version of the style, all nice and roasty and fruity, with the elevated ABV damned near nowhere to be seen. Easy to drink, and worth checking out if you're a fan of big, strong, malty lagers.

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Photo of ControlVolume
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feels more like a half and half stout/black lager mix than a doppelbock, still good

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Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I love the dark reddish caramel appearance of this beer in the goblet. The aroma is bready, malty, predictable for the style.

Tastes sweet, lots of fresh malty grain, a touch of toast. Aftertaste lingers a bit, leaving traces of sweetness and a nip of hop balance.

Smooth on the palate, very easy to drink. Cheers to those enjoying Bockfest weekend here in Cincy this weekend!

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Photo of Yeldarb92
4.4/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed form the 22 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice doppelbock pours a bright mahogany with a nice head of off white foam that settles to a thick ring and nice layer with solid lacing. Nose is light for the style with subtle bread and brown sugars notes. Flavors exceed the nose with rich brown sugar and breaded malts on the front and middle with a nice touch of dates and warming booze on the rear. Smooth and highly quaffable mouth feel that is full and moderately coating. Very nice. Would have it again!

Cheers

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Photo of BrewNoob1
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustinSparks
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joberlander
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SCproUA
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I liked this beer. The taste is very full-bodied, with a pleasant touch of honey. The color and smell of the conventional principle. This beer is one of the best in style doppelbock.

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Double Skull Doppelbock Lager from Epic Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 169 ratings.
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